Abby Lesch is a student attending St. Norbert College with a very busy schedule. She is not only an English Education major, but also minors in Theology and German. She works three jobs, but finds time in between school and work to do some of her favorite hobbies, such as reading and writing poetry. Her original fairy tale tells the story of a young fairy princess who has an unfortunate spell cast upon her. Keep reading below for some amazing entertainment! - Emma Sipiora
Many years ago in the land of Buellerton, there lived a small fairy colony. The king and queen of the colony were expecting a child any day. They were both getting very old and needed an heir to the fairy colony. There was an evil fairy named Barnipus who was after the fairy crown. He was looking for power and would do anything to get it. One day, a cold blustery day, the fairy princess was born. Her parents called her Fairytale because she was the happily ever after to their life. This fairy baby was the happiest baby anyone had ever seen. Her smile would brighten even the darkest of days. She never failed to bring about happiness to those who truly needed it the most. The young girl often spent much of her time in the meadow full of flowers. Nothing made the girl more happy. When Fairytale turned ten years old, she came across Barnipus in the meadow sitting under a daisy. The young girl went to everyone in the town and talked to them, even if they were strangers. She loved to make new friends and to bring them a smile. Fairytale approached Barnipus and asked the old man if she could join him. The old fairy smiled slyly, “Hello, my princess!” “What brings you to the meadow kind sir?” asked Fairytale. “I have come to see you, my dear. I needed a smile,” replied Barnipus. “Well kind sir, you have come to the right place. Let us have a picnic, and we shall have some fun and make you smile!” exclaimed the young princess. Barnipus had brought a picnic basket full of food, just in case the princess had made the suggestion. For you see, Barnipus had been plotting to steal the crown for some time now. He had finally come up with the perfect plan, he realized that the young princess adored the meadows. Barnipus then decided to cast a spell upon the girl in order to make her lose the crown. He had cast a spell upon the grapes that would cause the girl to develop a deformity. The two had sat down for a nice meal finally. Barnipus pulled out a meal of grapes and sandwiches. Barnipus handed Fairytale a bunch of grapes, and she began to eat them. As she ate them, the girl became more and more sleepy. Finally, she said, “I am so sleepy, kind sir. I think I shall nap.” “Why yes, my dear princess, go ahead and nap. I will be here when you awake, and we can finish our meal together,” replied Barnipus. The young girl did not wake up for a long time. Days even. Eventually, the king and the queen became so worried that they sent out guards to look for their daughter. The guards found her asleep in the meadows. They brought her back to the castle where they laid her in bed. Her parents were terribly ill with worry. A month later, the young fairy princess awoke early in the morning. She sprang out of bed with a leap and ran to her parents’ bedroom. “Momma, daddy wake up!!!” she exclaimed. The king and queen woke up immediately. Upon seeing their daughter, they felt great relief until she turned around; her mother let out a ghostly scream! Fairytale stopped in her tracks and then turned her head around. Her face twisted in horror, and she began to cry. On Fairytale’s backside was a long, green, scaly tail. All the color drained from Fairytale’s face, and her smile was replaced with a deep grimacing frown. Her parents did everything to get the tail off. They called all the master fairies to try to cast a spell upon her to rid the girl of the tail. Nothing worked. The wisest fairy of them all said the only way to break the spell was with true love's first kiss. For five years, Fairytale’s parents tried to find a compatible male partner for her, but no one would ever kiss her. All the men found her to be the most appalling fairy of them all. In order for the Princess to take the crown, she had to be married. At the age of fifteen, Fairytale had been set up with almost every available male fairy and even some unavailable male fairies. One day, a stranger came into the meadows and found Fairytale weeping over a daisy. “What is a pretty thing like you doing here crying?” asked the stranger. “Pretty. Please, there is nothing pretty about me,” whispered the girl. The stranger drew closer, he said, “You must be Princess Fairytale! I can tell it is you because of the stories I have heard about you.” Fairytale turned around and looked at the stranger. He was a fairly handsome fairy with a goofy looking smile. Fairytale responded, “You mean you have heard about my tail. Well, here it is.” She turned around and allowed the man to see it. “Actually, my princess, I have heard about your great kindness, and how you always make everyone smile. My name is Martinez. I have heard of your tail, yes, but I must tell you I think it is pretty unique. I would like to take you out for a nice dinner, my princess, if you are interested,” explained Martinez. Fairytale turned around, and on her face was a smile. This was a picture that no one had seen in many years. She walked toward Martinez and took his arm and the two went off. Eventually the two fell in love and got married. Fairytale never did lose her tail, but she became one of the greatest leaders of the fairy colony. She was loved by all of her people and continued to bring a smile to everyone who needed it. Fairytale and Martinez lived a long and happy life together.